If you’re coming to Maastricht for some retail therapy, you’ll want to stop somewhere for a nice lunch at some point! You’re in luck: here are the best lunch spots that are just a little bit different from your average restaurant or café. Time to turn your shopping afternoon in Maastricht into a fabulous day out.
Want to have a luxurious lunch in style? Look no further than Harry’s! Hotel Beaumont’s fancy restaurant is one of the highlights of Maastricht’s Wyck neighbourhood. Located between the old St. Servatius Bridge and the railway station, you’ll find several bustling shops near the restaurant. If you feel like experiencing a culinary treasure during your day of shopping, be sure to book a table (complete with a pristine white cloth) at Harry’s. The most delicious dishes use ingredients from the restaurant’s own fruit and vegetable garden!
Wycker Brugstraat 2 | Wyck
Introducing a brand-new place to meet, right in the heart of Maastricht! Step into this former church and enjoy South American street food, Asian cuisine, or quintessential Maastricht ‘zuurvlees’ stew. There are very few places in Maastricht like FoodChurch – it’s a hidden culinary gem! During your day of shopping in Maastricht, stroll over Markt toward the Sphinxkwartier to enjoy a delicious culinary break. The great thing about this concept is how it groups stalls from various Maastricht restaurants and cafés under one roof!
Boschstraat 73 | Binnenstad (city centre)
Once again, Maastricht is offering something completely new on the culinary scene: BIKKE – Scandinavian cuisine! Located in a charming spot in Wyck, this unique restaurant and bar takes Nordic food to the next level. Be transported to Copenhagen and enjoy an inspiring menu that’s sure to turn your shopping day in Maastricht into something truly special. The other fantastic thing about BIKKE is its casual, laid-back atmosphere – not to mention the highly motivated team of young, talented chefs. So, head over to BIKKE!
Hoogbrugstraat 43a | Wyck
Oh... La Meuse! Just on the edge of Wyck, overlooking the historic city centre and the boats along the river, is CINQ – the chicest place to soak up those Maastricht vibes. Whether for drinks, lunch, or a sumptuous dinner: order any of the dishes on the menu to taste the bold flavours of France. In an ideal world, you’d spend all day on CINQ’s sunny terrace! Take a break during your day of shopping and enjoy a culinary refuel before you head back to the shops.
Cörversplein 5 | Wyck
Café Louis, located in the stunning Hotel Monastère, is the ideal place to relax and unwind. This hotel is built in a former 14th-century monastery to which it owes its charming character. The 4* boutique hotel is situated at the end of Boschstraat, which connects Markt square and Sphinxkwartier. Café Louis offers quirky variations on classic French cuisine. It’s a bit of Paris, right here in Maastricht.
Boschstraat 69 | Binnenstad (city centre)
Puur van Wijck
If there’s a place that’s cracked the all-day-breakfast concept, it’s Puur van Wijck. This bustling spot in the heart of Wyck invites you to pop in and enjoy the best of their breakfast menu – all day long. From buttery eggs Benedict to quirky variations on the classics: the varied menu regularly features new, inspiring dishes! If you’ve no time to sit down, we have good news: Puur van Wijck does takeaways!
Puur van Wijck
Wycker Brugstraat 48 | Wyck
If you’ve visited Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, you’ve probably also been to Marres Kitchen. Marres is a hive of activity, with temporary contemporary art exhibitions, lectures, performances, and projects of an international standard, so it makes sense to have a culinary gem that heightens your senses. The former model room of the Bouwacademie (school of construction) was located in this area of the building and now serves as Marres Kitchen, right next to the romantic garden. The menu has a distinctly Mediterranean feel, with highlights including the homemade hummus and antipasti!
Capucijnenstraat 98 | Vrijthofstraatjes
Petit Café Moriaan
Maastricht’s smallest café might just serve the biggest lunch – you have to see it to believe it. Petit Café Moriaan is located in the chic Stokstraatkwartier, in one of Maastricht’s most exclusive shopping streets. Entering the shop, you’ll be instantly charmed. Walk a little further or – if it’s nice weather – stroll to the terrace to discover one of Maastricht’s most romantic, hidden squares. Petit Café Moriaan is all about shared dining, so their menu includes several scrumptious sharing platters!
Petit Café Moriaan
Stokstraat 12 | Stokstraatkwartier